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17 May 2013 NanoSustain

NanoSustain Factsheet and Case Studies

Development of sustainable solutions for nanotechnology-based products based on hazard characterization and LCA

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- How can nanotechnology-based products impact human health and the environment?

- Can they be recycled?

- Can they be safely disposed of?

- How can you find out?

To answer these questions, the EC-funded NanoSustain project has been developing new sustainable solutions through an investigation of the life-cycle of nanotechnology-based products, in particular the physical and chemical characteristics of materials, hazard and exposure aspects, and end-of-life disposal or recycling to determine the fate and impact of nanomaterials.

A summary of the different materials and products tested within NanoSustain:
• Case Study #1: Titanium dioxide for paints
• Case Study #2: Zinc oxide for glazing products
• Case Study #3: Carbon nanotubes epoxy resins for plastics
- for structural or electrical/antistatic applications
• Case Study #4: Nanocellulose for advanced paper applications

Information about the individual experimental approaches

Descriptions of the different techniques developed

How these techniques have been successfully applied in physical-chemical characterisation; life-cycle analysis; final disposal; recycling.

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You can also watch and listen to the Project Partners:
Filmed entirely on location at NRCWE Copenhagen, the partners talk about their role in the project, its outcomes and benefits to human health and the environment.
- a succinct overview from the partners (4 mins)
- a more in-depth insight, including a demo of a dustiness experiment (26 mins)

NanoSustain is a 2.5 M€ NMP small collaborative project (2010-2013) funded by the European Union under FP7 contract number 247989

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